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The Making of Lebanon’s October Revolution
The protests against government corruption and austerity measures that quickly spread across the country this month have led Prime Minister Saad Hariri to announce his resignation.
By Helen SullivanOctober 29, 2019
Our Columnists
The 1983 Beirut Barracks Bombing and the Current U.S. Retreat from Syria
Four months after the tragic bombing, thirty-six years ago, the United States abruptly withdrew from Beirut. The collapse of that mission resonates, hauntingly, as U.S. Special Forces soldiers pull out of Syria now.
By Robin WrightOctober 23, 2019
Why Lebanon’s People Are Turning on Their Politicians
After decades of graft and economic mismanagement, popular discontent is rising.
By Jane FergusonJuly 12, 2019
Is Yemen’s Man-Made Famine the Future of War?
A trip to Yemen revealed that there is no shortage of food, but the U.S.-backed military intervention has put millions at risk of starvation.
By Jane FergusonJuly 11, 2018
Dept. of Global AffairsJune 18, 2018 Issue
Watching the N.B.A. Finals with Ann Kerr
The mother of the Golden State Warriors’ coach reflects on sports, Trump, and her time in the Middle East.
By Charles BetheaJune 11, 2018
News Desk
The Mystery Deepens Over Lebanon’s Prime Minister: Hostage or Free?
The surprise resignation of Lebanon's Prime Minister during a visit to Saudi Arabia came amid a sweeping power play by the kingdom's young Crown Prince and an escalation by Saudi Arabia against Iran.
By Robin WrightNovember 13, 2017
News Desk
Is Lebanon’s New Electoral System a Path Out of Sectarianism?
The supporters of the new law hope that a political system built on the principle of fostering coexistence might be insulated from a region wracked by sectarianism.
By Elias MuhannaJune 29, 2017
Culture Desk
The Playful Provocations (and Erotic Kaftans) of the Lebanese Artist Huguette Caland
The unconventional life and work of a woman whose whimsical, sexy drawings are featured in this year’s Venice Biennale.
By Dana GoodyearJune 7, 2017
News Desk
My Reunion with a Lebanese Hijacker
Hamza Akel Hamieh was a legend in the Middle East, famed for his daring and charisma and often compared to Che Guevara.
By Robin WrightJanuary 4, 2017
News Desk
Having Tea with Hezbollah’s No. 2
The militant group’s second-in-command says that intervention in Syria was worth the increasing costs, human and political.
By Robin WrightDecember 13, 2016
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